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Muslim Player Mendy Puts his Faith in Manchester City

MANCHESTER – While Benjamin Mendy wanted to work with the world-class coach Pep Guardiola, there was an additional religious reason why the Muslim player chose the Abu Dhabi-owned English football club of Manchester City, Arab News reported. “The club’s chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak talked to me in addition to the owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan …

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Study Finds Muslim Sportswomen Denied Fair Media Coverage

WAIKATO – A new study from Waikato University in New Zealand has revealed that Muslim sportswomen are “misrepresented in the media as the oppressed “other” that needs “saving from their culture”, Stuff.co.NZ reported on September 7 In her Ph.D research, Nida Ahmad has maintained that mainstream international media coverage focuses on the veiled athlete, and that Muslim …

Mohamed Salah Shortlisted for FIFA Best Player Award

LIVERPOOL – Liverpool Muslim soccer star Muhammad Salah has been shortlisted for the FIFA’s award of the best footballer in 2018, in recognition of his outstanding performances for his team. Salah’s quest to be the best has taken a new remarkable turn with his name appearing alongside world’s top football stars shortlisted for the award …

US Olympian Ibtihaj Reflects on Hajj Journey

MINA – Going to hajj this year, American Muslim Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad said she was impressed to see how Islam united people coming from across the world to show devotion to one god and one faith. “It is something as a Muslim growing up and living in the US that you don’t get the opportunity …

Muslim Footballers Share `Eid Al-Adha Wishes

LONDON – Sharing the holiday’s festivities with their fans, Muslim athletes worldwide have wished their followers on social media ‘`Eid Mubarak’. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil used his Twitter account to mark the holy festival. Eid Mubarak to all of you celebrating today. 🙏🏼 #EidAlAdha #M1Ö pic.twitter.com/7JnMlqOwld — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) August 21, 2018 Manchester United’s …

Paul Pogba: How Islam Influences World Cup Hero On & Off Pitch

CONAKRY – Paul Pogba continuously proves that he’s currently one of the most recognizable footballers on the planet, his latest achievement was bringing the 2nd World Cup title to France. Yet, Pogba’s Islamic faith might be his most defining characteristic. Before the World Cup 2018, he set the all-time transfer fee record in 2016 when …

Mo Salah Makes Dream Come True for Syrian Refugee Kid

CAIRO – Liverpool Muslim star Mohamed Salah made a Syrian refugee kid’s dream come true when he met him during the Reds’ pre-season tour in the United States. “Ammar is a smart kid. He loves to play and he loves sleeping. He’s shy but he loves school and football. Ammar has a health problem, he doesn’t get …

Muslim Olympian Opens Up on Depressing Moments on Team USA

LONDON – In her new book, ‘Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream’, the famous African American Muslim Olympian, Ibtihaj Muhammad, spoke about overcoming emotional hurdles during her career within Team USA, Build Series revealed on July 25. “I battled with depression for quite a long time. I felt unaccepted in fencing because of …

Mohamed Salah Shortlisted for 2018 Best Player Award

LIVERPOOL – The world football governing body, FIFA, has named 10 players for the award of the best footballer in 2018, in recognition of their outstanding performances for their teams. Mohammed Salah is on the shortlist. Salah’s quest to be the best has taken a new remarkable turn with his name appearing alongside world’s top …

Muslim Athletes Share `Eid Greetings

Several Muslim athletes have sent `Eid greetings to the 1.8 billion Muslims around the globe, commending their spirit of Islamic solidarity and religious devoutness. “Eid Mubarak to all my friends who celebrate. Bajram Serif Mubarek Oslun,” in both English and Bosnian, that’s how the Bosnian footballer Edin Džeko has greeted his fans on his official …



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